showed up in the world and said, hey, i'm not george w. bush, and i'm a nice guy, i really want to get along with you, that would make everything okay. and we have seen stark demonstration that is utterly false, and you can go pretty much country by country in the broader middle east, jon, and we are in a worse situation than we were four years ago. relations with israel are poise onous -- poisonous, iraq is falling in the wrong direction, on and on. jon: and yet this turn about from the administration doesn't seem to be getting much coverage. susan rice going on the sunday shows saying these were spontaneous demonstrations, then you have the head of the national counterterrorism center saying, oh, this was a planned attack on 9/11, and it doesn't seem to be getting much coverage. are the media in the tank for this president? >> yeah. it's astonishing. oh, of course they are. and look, jon, the very least you should have gone out and said is, you know what? we don't know.